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It: Brokenness

July 28, 2010

Here is my conclusion of  the “It” series and post number six on my thoughts of the six characteristics of people who seem to have “it” taken from Craig Groeschel’s book “It: How Church Leaders Can Get It and Keep It”.

6. Brokenness

Being broken is not about being shattered.  It is about being broken in the sense of a wild horse.  One who is completely self driven who refuses to be submitted or subject, being conformed and subject to another.

This is a coming to the true brutal reality that our goodness is infinitely far away from being good enough.  On our best day, we were lost and destined for eternal separation from God.

Brokenness is the is the he idea that if we will allow God to become the lord of our lives, to own us and direct us as He chooses, then He will do things with me that I dreamed of or imagined.

A “Bond servant to Christ”

A Vessel for His purpose

This is a submission and trust issue.  This is an all or nothing proposition.  He is a King, not an elected official.  He rules.

Jesus said, “I only do what my Father says do.”


In Conclusion

For me, the past several weeks of reflection through the six characteristics has been difficult and powerful.  I realize that there certainly areas of my life where I am missing “It”.  I believe number six, Brokenness, is the real key to seeing the power and favor of God in your life.  When we submit to Jesus as Lord in festering rebellious areas of our lives, we find freedom from those bondages.  We get so afraid, either consciously or sub-consciously, that if we truly give up on our selfish desires that we lose.  The truth is, however, being broken unlocks God’s move in our lives.

Go back over these six items in my posts and evaluate them in your life.  Pray.  Cultivate your passion for God’s presence, hunger to reach the lost, integrity, faith, humlity, and brokenness.  Pray this prayer from Hillsongs’ song “Hosanna”:

“Heal my heart and make it clean

Open up my eyes to the things unseen

Show me how to love like You have loved me

Break my heart for what breaks Yours

Everything for Your Kingdom’s cause

As I go from earth to eternity”


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One Comment
  1. I love the wild horse example. That is exactly what it is. Totally dying to self.

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